Dobbyn Homestay LLC places international students of varying ages and nationalities with American host families, to facilitate personal growth and intercultural exchange for both the students and families. The company was founded by Sheila Dobbyn in 2009. Sheila has over five years of experience successfully matching students with families for educational programs.

Host families provide a private room, meals, daily English conversation practice, and general support to the student. Students enjoy an inside look at American culture and family life, and experience an accelerated English language proficiency while feeling “at home away from home.” Families are gifted with knowledge of a different culture, a new understanding of their own culture, and a lifelong friend across the globe.

Sheila Dobbyn